Pop star Emeli Sande has joined the high-profile campaign to save under-threat services at the West Cumberland Hospital.
The award-winning singer/songwriter publicly backed the cuts protest after visiting the county to see family, some of who live in west Cumbria. She used her Twitter account to express her support for the We Need West Cumberland Hospital campaign to her 1.2m followers.
She also joined the group’s Thunderclap campaign, which yesterday saw supporters simultaneously tweet a link to the We Need West Cumberland Hospital Facebook page to almost 2 million people across the world.
The group is fighting to save services including consultant-led maternity, which could be centralised in Carlisle.